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Tips on how to deal with home inspection issues: a buyer's guide
Posted on Mon, 31 Dec 2018, 06:25:00 PM  in Home buying tips

What To Do When Your Home

Inspector Finds An Issue

Tips on how to deal with home inspectors

 

Picture this: you found your perfect home. You are head over heels in love. You made an offer, and it was accepted. Perfect! 

One catch: you were wise and made the offer conditional on passing a professional home inspection. But what happens if that home inspection reveals a major issue?

 

Expect the expected 

Depending on the age of the property, a home inspection will typically turn up at least a few areas of concern. The inspector might find loose insulation in the attic that is thinning out, or roofing shingles that will need replacing soon. Such issues are expected, and not really deal-breakers. 

 

Don’t worry — I’m on your side   

If the home inspector finds an issue that’s potentially going to be costly, time consuming, and may present a safety hazard (such as old wiring that's worn), then you're facing a much larger problem.

But that’s where I come in. As your agent, I take full control of the situation and address the issue with the seller, usually through their agent. Since they don’t want to lose the deal, sellers usually agree to get the repairs done at their own expense. Otherwise, they may choose to have the estimated repair cost deducted from the sale price. 

Will any of this put your deal at risk? In most cases, absolutely not. If you have a real estate agent like me on your side, I can guarantee it will all work out in your best interest! 

 

Questions? Leave them below and I’ll answer! 

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Tips On How To Take The Stress Out Of Selling Your Home
Posted on Mon, 31 Dec 2018, 04:10:00 PM  in Home selling tips

How To Take the Stress Out of Selling

Your Home

Tips On How To Take The Stress Out Of Selling Your Home

 

The very thought of selling your home is a very stressful one. Everyone goes through it. We all worry about all the things left to do, issues that may arise, getting the most out of you sale. But it doesn't have to be this way, and I will certainly be there to help you ease the stress.

In the meantime, if you're thinking of selling your home, either now or in the future, here are some tips to prepare you, and make this big life decision a little easier on you and your family. 

 

Time = Money

Prepare prepare prepare. Give yourself sufficient time to get things in order, and start planning a few months in advance. Prepare your home to looks its best, and get your staging work set up. Doing things at the last minute will only stress you out, and cost you more, since you'll be desperately rummaging to get things in order. 

 

Make sure the price is right

Pricing your property properly is crucial if you want to sell quickly8 and efficiently. Pricing it too high may result in fewer interested buyers, which may even push you to lower your price later. This creates added stress for you, and leaves your home lingering on the market for longer than it needs to be. 

 

Be flexible

A flexible viewing schedule is very important. Make it a priority to let buyers see the home when it is convenient for them, one their time. Otherise, if you make it too difficult for them to see your property, they could lose interest and find another home in the meantime. 

Be as flexible as possible, and plan to be out of the house when a buyer wants to view your house. Plan your errands and family activities around scheduled viewings, and let your agent take care of the rest. 

 

Add some finesse  

Most likely, you've been putting off things around the house that need fixing. That leaky faucet, the room that never got painted, that tile that needs re-cocking. This is the time to finally get that stuff done. 

 

Accept the ups and downs 

A buyer may get really excited, say they love your home and plan to make an offer, but then completely disappear. Remember, this is a big decision on their end too, so don't take it personally if they back out -- it happens! Be prepared for the highs and the lows, and your selling experience will be a breeze. 

 

Work with the best 

Your real estate agent is the most important point of contact when selling your home. They will help ease the stresses you anticipate and the ones you don't. They're prepared for almost any situation, and will know exactly what to do when issues arise.

Working with the best will make the biggest difference in ensuring this big step goes smoothly and hassle-free.

I would love to be your real estate agent and helping you through this important milestone.

 

Comment below if you have anything to say, and let's be in touch! 

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How To Create The Best Relationship With Your Agent
Friday, 02 November 2018, 09:40:00 AM

How To Create The BEST Working

Relationship With Your Agent

How to create the best relationship with your agent 

Working with any professional, whether it be a real estate agent, landscape contractor, or even your hair dresser, you want to build a solid, trusting, mutual relationship of respect and understanding. After all, the professionals are there to help to the best of their ability, to mitigate any stress, delays, or surprises along the way. But without a good working relationship, you run the risk of misunderstandings, stress, and a plethora of other issues. 

When it comes to your real estate agent, whether you’re buying, selling, or both, you’re putting your home, money, and trust in their hands, and you need the process to go as smooth and as successfully as possible. Creating an ideal working relationship with your agent is an important step toward making that happen.

 

Where do you begin? 

  1. Get clear on the process 

First, ask your agent to go over the process with you. If you're selling your home, you want to understand all the steps involved, what your agent is going to do, and what your role is. That way, you’re always in the loop, and there will be fewer surprises. 

You also want to discuss showings: what you can expect, how and when they’ll be handled, and whether or not you’ll be using lockboxes for access for when you’re not home.

 

  1. Ask and you shall know

You have questions, your agent has answers. Don’t be afraid to ask anything, even if you're worried about sounding naive. Chances are, the same questions have been asked a hundred times, and your agent is more than willing to walk you through them. Your concerns are also your agent’s concerns.

 

  1. Be open-minded and patient 

Keep in mind that misunderstandings and mistakes can happen in any relationship with a professional. So if an issue does come up, discuss it without hesitation, in a calm and professional manner. Don't let it fester.

 

  1. You deserve the BEST 

You need a professional you can trust and rely on, like me. Someone with expertise in buying and selling in this market. When I make recommendations regarding pricing, prepping your home, viewings, or anything else, remember that I am working in your best interest. I want to sell your property for the best price possible, and I want to help you find your next home as easily and as hassle free as you do!

 

Looking for an agent you can trust? I’m here. Contact me today!

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Seller's Guide With Valuable Tips On How To Boost Your Home's Curb Appeal To Sell For Top Dollar
Thursday, 01 November 2018, 09:00:00 PM

 

How To Boost Your Home's Curb Appeal

 

Curb

Ideally, you want buyers to see all your property and its full potential before they form an opinion. In reality however, first impressions are everything, and the second they set eyes on your home, they start judging it. That’s why it is so important to improve your curb appeal. 

Here are a few simple ways to boost your curb appeal, and your home buyers:

  • Landscaping: trim hedges, remove unsightly weeds, and cut the grass. A few fresh flowers can really make a huge impact.

 

  • Refresh: your main entrance door can get a little dull throughout the year. Giving it a fresh coat of paint will make it pop, with a clean, fresh new look. (You’ll love it too!)

 

  • Clean up: remove any excess items that could distract the buyer. Think garbage cans, stored items along the side of the property, etc.

 

  • Let the light in: make sure your window blinds and curtains are open during viewings. This lets in natural light, making the home look brighter, bigger, and more friendly and inviting. 

 

  • Clean clean clean: no one wants to buy a dirty or messy looking home. Its off-putting, even if its not your mess. Make sure your driveway is clean without any grease stains or other blemishes (consider renting a power washer to give it a thorough cleaning). Clean your front windows, exterior panes, and do anything that will make your home look brighter, cleaner, and more appealing to potential buyers.

 

  • Park on the side: leave your driveway free of cars, giving your potential buyers the space to park. This is more inviting and convenient for them, starting them off with a pleasant experience overall. 

 

Try these tips, or contact me for more ideas if you’re looking to spruce up your home. It’ll be worth your time and effort!

 heidi.shiraz@century21.ca

 

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Thornhill Richmond Hill Aurora Ontario Shortage of Homes and Listings
Posted on Thu, 16 Mar 2017, 07:35:00 PM  in Home buying tips,  Home selling tips, etc.
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Shortage of Homes for Sale

York Region, Toronto

  

Thornhill, Richmond Hill, Aurora, Newmarket Properties

 

Here is some information that may be very important to you.

There is currently a shortage of detached homes, townhouses and condominiums for sale, although mortgage rates are low and stable. There are more buyers than available properties on the market.

The good news? The spring market is quickly approaching, so get a head start now.

If you are thinking of selling your property, I will market it for you. By putting your house on the market before everyone else does, the law of supply and demand comes into play. Less supply and less competition means more demand for the product. This means your property will sell quicker, and probably at a higher price than you are expecting. I will also let you know what else is available, so any move you make will be expected and well worth your while.

Let's meet in person, or give me a call. I am always available for you.

 

In Person:

CENTURY 21 HERITAGE GROUP LTD.

11160 Yonge Street at the northwest corner of Yonge Street and Brookside Road

Call me:

905-883-8300 (office)

416-270-4789 (direct)

 

Sincerely

Heidi Shiraz

  

P.S. Referrals are an important part of my business. If you have friends or family who need the services of an experienced real estate professional, pleas have them call me.

 

Your Home Will

Sell for 100% of Market Value

or i'll pay you The Difference**

 

** Some Conditions Apply

 

Feel free to contact me for the final selling price of any property (including detached homes, townhouses or condominium apartments) in Aileen-Willowbrook or other York Region neighbourhoods by e-mailing me at: 

heidi.shiraz@century21.ca

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Johnsview Village Real Estate Homes Sales MLS Listings and Prices
Posted on Mon, 08 Aug 2016, 09:15:00 PM  in Home buying tips,  Home selling tips, etc.
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Johnsview Village Real Estate Homes

Sales and Prices

 

What Buyers and Sellers Need to Know About Their Own Property

 

 

Home prices in Johnsview Village have gone up, but not as much as homeowners want. While we expect more, homebuyers will only pay so much, based on quality and location of each property.

If real estate agents say they will get a lot more for the sale of your home if you list it much higher than normal or expected, then they are only misleading you in order to get your listing. Eventually, you will get tired of endless open houses and buyer offers with much lower prices than you expected.

Don't listen to nonsense from agents who use this tactic. They are either misinformed about their own profession, or they are only trying to get your house listed in order to ultimately get you to reduce your price, so they can get a sale.

Yes, the market is hotter, and prices are climbing, but do yourself a favour and get a respectable real estate agent, one who does not unduly raise your expectations.

Johnsview Village is extremely attractive, but the value of Johnsview Village properties will depend on Market Value (assuming your agent understands that), and how much time, effort and money has been spent on home improvements.

All of our great expectations will not make your home sell for more than it is worth.

 

 

 Website: City of Markham

 

Aileen-Willowbrook Thornhill Markham Listings aileen willowbrook thornhill markham real estate mls listings

 

 
Feel free to contact me for the final selling price of any property (including detached homes, townhouses or condominium apartments) in Aileen-Willowbrook or other York Region neighbourhoods by e-mailing me at: 

heidi.shiraz@century21.ca

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